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A Viking comb and a bronze pin found at Larne, County Antrim, and are on display in Ulster museum, Both items were found in 1840 in a male Viking grave dating to the tenth century.

Although television and film often depict Vikings as muddy, filthy…

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This intricately decorated item, discovered in an excavation in Waterford City, was a trial piece, perhaps intended to be made into a comb. It is currently on display in Reginald's Tower Museum, Waterford.

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A whalebone plaque, possibly for smoothing linen. Discovered in excavations at Cherrywood, Co. Dublin, and dating to the ninth or tenth century. Similar plaques have been discovered elsewhere in the Viking World and are associated with high-status…

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The Scar Dragon Plaque is one of the most impressive of the finds from the Norse Scar Boat Burial, excavated in 1991. The grave contained the remains of an adult man, an elderly woman, and a child along with grave goods. The artefacts date to c. 875…

Knife blade with bone handle with incised ring and dot ornament and two bands of cross-hatching. More detail can be found at

Bronze pin and bone or antler comb found in a male Viking grave near Larne, County Antrim, in 1840. The grave dates dating from the tenth century. On loan from Duke of Northumberland at the Ulster Museum, Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Objects found in a male Viking grave near Larne in 1840, in County Antrim. The grave dates from the 10th century. On loan from Duke of Northumberland at the Ulster Museum. The objects include an iron sword, an iron spear-head and ferrule, a bronze…

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Vikings are often portrayed as barbaric, dirty warriors. However, archaeological finds indicate that they were well-coiffured, well-clad, and, not least, well-combed.

This website provides a general synthesis of data about early medieval combs, including Viking and Viking Age combs.

Cite this as: S. Ashby 2011 'An Atlas of Medieval Combs from Northern Europe', Internet Archaeology 30.…

Assorted Viking-Age artefacts from excavations in York, including bone needles, loom weights and wooden objects on display in the temporary Jorvik: Home and Abroad Exhibition in St Mary’s, Coppergate. Photo taken by Kisha G. Tracy.

These tablets would have been used for tablet or card weaving. This is a technique for making narrow decorative bands of the sort that would have decorated the hems of Vikings' clothes.

These carved bone pieces were found in Winetavern Street and Fishamble Street, Dublin.

These two whalebone bats were found in the High Street, Dublin, while the pin was found on Fishamble Street.

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Comb fragments at 'Aros in the Viking Age' exhibition on excavation site underneath Nordea Bank in Århus Denmark. Aros = Århus. Replicas and original artefacts from everyday life in Viking Århus.

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Skull with injuries from a sword or axe, disvoered in the Fishamble Street excavations in Dublin. Viking Age. E172:7543
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